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Physical Therapist - Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist - Per Diem

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Physical Therapist - Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview

Provides physical therapy services to neonatal and pediatric inpatients at Holy Name who have been referred for treatment by a physician.

What you will do

  • Evaluates and plan specific treatment programs upon the referral of a physician.
  • Treats and documents progress of patients in a timely fashion
  • Evaluates the extent of the disability through pertinent chart findings and objective evaluation procedures
  • Develops appropriate short term and long term goals with patient, family members and caregivers.
  • Teaches rehabilitation techniques to overcome disability through the use of supportive devices
  • Assists with discharge planning.
  • Maintains and cares for all therapeutic equipment in all patient areas.
  • Instruct other health professionals, support personnel and patient, families in proper safety and exercise programs.
  • Coordinates schedule of assigned in-patients or out-patients
  • Maintains statistical reports as requested.
  • Participates in a present in-service program as directed by Senior Education Therapist or Director of Rehabilitation Services. Performs at minimum 1 inservice per year for the department
  • Records treatment data and progress notes in the medical records. Reports on patient progress at rounds or other clinical team meetings
  • Assists in departmental marketing and educates medical and other hospital staff about services provided by physical therapy.
  • Prioritizes caseload, determine daily staffing needs and coordinate assignments/handoffs.
  • Supervises affiliating students as per assignment of the Senior Education Physical Therapist
  • All other duties as assigned

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy or
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy required

Experience Qualifications

  • Experience treating patients of all ages with all types of disabilities and multiple medical problems. required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Capable of frequent lifting and transferring of weight of up to 300 pounds.
  • Performs other related or miscellaneous duties as directed by superiors.

Licenses and Certifications

  • PT - Physical Therapist New Jersey License upon hire required and
  • BCLS - Basic Life Support American Heart Association upon hire required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.